Phone Comparison - LG Optimus G E970 vs Sony Xperia ZL vs Motorola Moto X

general General Info

Manufacturer LG Sony Motorola
Announced September 2012 January 2013 August 2013
Status Available - November 2012 Available - March 2013 Available - August 2013
Colors Black Black, White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 130.8 x 71.6 x 8.4 mm
(5.15 x 2.82 x 0.33 in)
131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 mm
(5.18 x 2.73 x 0.39 in)
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
(5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 147.1 g (5.19.0.04 oz) 151 g (5.33 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6502, C6503, C6506 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6502, C6506
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6503
HSDPA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6506
LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6503
LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.1 Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Upgradable to Android KitKat
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 320 Adreno 320
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included microSD, up to 64 GB No

display Display

Type True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 5.0 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.97% 75.43% 72.34%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio - Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 70.4 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Up to 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, S-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB, 16 GB included microSD, up to 64 GB No
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2370 mAh 2200 mAh
Stand by Up to 324 h Up to 500 h Up to 576 h
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 10 h Up to 13 h